Aslef members are to take part in a “rolling programme” of walkouts between 2 and 8 December, with different train companies affected on each day. Drivers will also refuse to work any overtime from 1 to 9 December.
General secretary of the RMT Mick Lynch said:
“Our members have spoken in huge numbers to accept this unconditional pay offer and no compulsory redundancies until the end of 2024. I want to congratulate them on their steadfastness in this long industrial campaign.
We will be negotiating further with the train operators over reforms they want to see. And we will never shy away from vigorously defending our members terms and conditions, now or in the future.
This campaign shows that sustained strike action and unity gets results and our members should be proud of the role they have played in securing this deal.”
Aslef’s general secretary, Mick Whelan, said the union was “determined to win this dispute… and get a significant pay rise for train drivers who have not had an increase since 2019 while the cost of living, in that time, has soared.”
“We are going on strike again, not to inconvenience passengers but to express our disgust at the intransigence of this government, and the bad faith shown by the private companies which employ us.”